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    May 17, 2012
    6:00 - 7:00am EDT  

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[ male announcer ] it's one thing... to have created an icon and quite another to have done it generation after generation. to the long line of legendary mercedes-benz sl roadsters... ♪ the 2013 sl. one of d.c.'s greatest voices has passed away. >> we are remembering the life of the legendary chuck brown. >> it is party time. >> kevin has an angel and they
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are doing go-go in heaven. >> fox amorning news continues right now. right now. south a sad day as washington, d.c. wakes up but we have some nice weather to look forward to today, folks. it is thursday, may 17th, 2012. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm will thomas. welcome to fox 5 morning news. all morning, right here, we'll look back on the influence of chuck brown, the godfather of go-go. everybody knows d.c.'s cease side, the monuments, the politic. but chuck brown's beat fueled the heart of the city. he passed with a yesterday at the age of 75. >> hundreds of fans also gathered outside the howard theater last night for an incident prompt use vigil there. he was set to perform there in front of a sold high pressure out crowd next month. this morning, we are sharing some of your femmeries on our facebook page. let's take a look at i few of
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them. carolyn posted rest in peace, chuck. we will always miss you. -- an impromptu vigil there. this morning, we are sharing some of your memories on our facebook page. >> every time this plays in the morning, we start moving. >> every commercial break, we are all kind of moving. just like the folk outside the howard theater last night. you just have to to his music. >> it puts new a good mood. speaking of good moods, the weather will put you in a good mood as well today. we'll be in for just a great- looking day. sunrise about five minutes ago. expecting a lot of sunshine. temperatures in the mid-70s. lower humidity too. >> perfect. >> my work is done. >> okay. >> let's take a quick look at the radar. parts of the area south of that front still dealing with dew point temperatures in the 60s so still a little bit of humidity out there early this morning. you will notice the weather
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conditions getting better and better throughout the day. less and less humidity. it should be very comfortable later today. temperature right now at reagan national. 67degrees. your humidity fall being, 68%. out of north at 14 miles per hour. school bus forecast of course let's do it. as the kids head out to school, i'm not sure you need a jacket this morning. sunshine, a little breezy, temperatures in the upper 50s to mid-60s but again, should be a great looking afternoon and a good looking weekend forecast. >> sounds good. let's get a check of your on- time traffic. julie wright is standing by. >> good morning. >> right now, you will find that the lanes are open northbound along i-95 out of woodbridge. heavy volumes as you continue to work your way across the occoquan. early are construction that we had down in stafford is cleared. top side of the beltway in better shape. no problems to report leaving college park headed past university boulevard. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. back to the morning's big story now. we are talking about chuck brown and the legacy that he
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leaves behind for the city he loved. >> joining us now is go-go ambassador himself d. j. flex from wpgc. >> good morning. >> let's get right into it. chuck brown not only pioneered go-go music but he did influence other types of music, other artists as well, right? >> yeah, he had an ininfluence. there has been a lot of groups in the past that have used some of chuck's music. it transcends not only from go- go to you to hip-hop. everybody is a fan of chuck brown. he worked with jill scott. >> what did he mean to you personally as a d j.? >> he ad h. an ini had cent influence on me. wouldn't be doing what i'm doing. i remember my first time ever
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seeing chuck brown was at a club in the mid-80s and it was crazy. i've never seen anything like that. the people were going crazy. it was amazing. it was just such an amazing experience that it lit a big fire under me to want to be really in the music that hard. >> for people who haven't been to one of his shows and i was luck y enough to do that once, it is incredible. one of his friends told us, even in japan, he those the words to the songs. >> the thing in japan, they don't speak any english but they know all the words to all his songs. chuck did a few tours over there in japan and one of the things i love about chuck that's comes on to the stage and he just tunes his guitar. he just winds up a little bit. nobody introduces him. he just sits there and he does his thing. when the crowd starts chanting, wind me up, chuck. he just falls into it.
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>> what are you hearing from the fans snip a sure they are vowbsly devastated. what do you think expect to hear from them today? >> yesterday, i cried. a lot of us cried. -- what are you hearing from the nans fans? i'm sure they are obviously devastated. >> he is the person you want to be like. you want to model yourself after him how humble he is. we're just going to celebrate. we have his music to live on forever. >> would you agree that one of these hinges that makes him so connected to people is his humble beginnings. he did prison time. he traded five cartons of cigarettes to get his first guitar in the slammer. >> he taught himself how to play. his band is always top notch. always have had some of the best horn players and he will have some of his band members going to do national tours with other artists because his band was always that good. >> all right. thank you so much for coming in
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today. we appreciate it. >> thank you for coming in. >> no problem. ♪ i feel like busting loose. >> makes you want to move. for more, go to myfoxdc.com and we have more photos there and personal stories from his manager as well. we'll be right back.
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fairfax county police are investigating a homicide. a man was found shot in his car last night in the mount vent on area of fairfax county. the man was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. so far, no word on a suspect. the maryland house has approved a budget package in the special legislative session. the house voted 77-60 to raise
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income taxes on people making more than $100,000 a year and couples earning more than $150,000. the vote ends the special session that governor o'malley called to avoid a half billion dollars in automatic budget cuts. a busy weekend for world leaders coming president obama welcomes g-8 heads of government to camp david friday. the big top ins on the agenda, europe's financial problems and international terrorism. then on saturday night, most of them head to chicago for the nato summit to discuss the pullout from afghanistan among other topics. r topics. this morning, we are looking back on the legacy of chuck brown. the godfather of go-go has passed away at the age of 75. we want you to share your memories of ledge end with us on our facebook page. just search for us under fox 5 morning news. no space between fox and the number five and we would love to hear your stories. back in just a moment. k9 advantix ii.
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we know that voice. we are sharing more of your reflections on d.c. legend chuck brown this morning. here are some of them. carolyn wrote this. she said i loved mr. chuck brown from my '80s prom. it was hand honor to have met him. glad you were true to what you loved the most. >> do you guys remember would played at your prom. >> it definitely wasn't chuck brown. >> it was huey lewis. >> really? where did you go to school? >> i was in the bay area. >> we had a dy. are you kidding me? >> i did go to a private school. that might have contributed a little bit. we met his quota. >> our dj could really sing
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journey. >> i would take chuck brown over huey lewis at my prom. >> everybody loves who they love. >> the dancing would have been much more fun if it was chuck brown. >> our weather is fun. i got to tell you. >> weathers perfect. next couple of days. temperature in the 50s and 60s now breaking out to the north and west. these temperatures are in the comfortable range and getting better and better. what is happening, the cooler and drier air filtering in from north and west here. our cold front came through during the overnight hours and check it out now. 59 in gaithersburg. temperatures falling quickly here as well as dew points. 52349 frederick. 53degrees in hagerstown and martinsburg. a little warmer to the east and to the south. let's talk about breezes and winds and currently out of the north at about 15, sustained winds. we'll see winds gusting here at time about 15 miles per hour today. it will be a bit of a breezy
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day particularly this morning as the cooler air starts to work in from the north and west. otherwise, this is what you call a perfect forecast. lots of sunshine the next couple of days. there you go, the clouds off to the south and east taking a few showers with t we are looking high and dry here for the next several days. look out towards cincinnati and chicago. it is very quiet so high pressure will keep us nice and dry complements of this area of high pressure moving in from the north and west. enjoy the next few days. today, sunshine, 75. a little breezy at time. winds out of the north at 10 to 15. tonight, keep the windows open if a time. there are your winds out of north. they will lighten up out of the north at five to 10. 77 tomorrow. near 80 on saturday. 79 sunday. might be a late thunderstorm monday. but to be honest with you, the next five days, generally clear. again, low humidity right through the weekend. so good-looking forecast. speaking of good looking, let's see what julie wright has to offer. i meant the traffic, of course.
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>> nice, tucker. nice. >> i have h. -- have to have a little fun. >> you'll find the crew in sky fox giving you something to check out. northbound i-95, we find the crew hovering above newington. as you work north of the fairfax county parkway, lanes are open. no problems reported. volume a little heavy and below speed as you work your way north of newington headed up to the capital beltway. 59 north still congested as you work your way across the occoquan leaving the prince william parkway. headed eastbound into the sunshine, we've got delays leaving 50 to 123 and again at the capital beltway. lanes are open on the beltway between an and del and more you field. southbound 270 doing the double nickel from germantown headed out to the split. -- lanes are open on the beltway between an and dale and merry field. -- between anden dale and
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merrifield -- between annandale and merrifield. rrifield. closing argument are set to begin this morning in the criminal trial of john edwards. after just two days of testimony, the defense team rested that you are case yesterday without calling edwards, his former mistress or his eldest daughter to the stand. the former presidential candidate is accused of using don't "money to hide his pregnant mistress touring his 2008 campaign. if convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison. a russian soyuz spacecraft docked at the international space station just a few hours ago. the new crew at the international space station includes an american after the now and two russian cosmonauts. they are preparing for the the arrival of the first ever private cargo ship. the space x dragon capsule is due to launch from florida this
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weekend. we will be watching. coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york. >> you might think it was a claim that was too good to you true and it was. now, sketchers will have to pony up for a promise that a popular line of shoes will get you in shape. find out if you can claim a stake in a multimillion-dollar settlement.  i should be arrested for crimes against potted plant-kind.
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we are all looking for easier ways to get in shape these days. so when one company promised it was as simple as slipping on a pair of their shoes, sales skyrocketed. sketchers is being forced to pay up for false advertising. lauren simonetti is live in new york with the business beat. >> good morning. you didn't believe it, did you? >> you know what? i never slipped on a pair. but for those who did and feel that the shoes didn't work, they may be entitle to some money here. >> yes. they are getting their money
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back. this is what happened. sketchers actually paid a chiropractor who was the husband of one of their marketing executives to do a study and say yeah, if you wear tone high pressure up toners, shape-up or resistance runners, you will slim down and have a trimmer back side and you will lose weight. none of that happened really. as a result, sketchers is forking over $50 million to the federal trade commission in several states including d.c. for making those false claims. >> did you ever buy a pair? >> no. >> you got to do it the old- fashioned way. >> it takes a lot more than wearing shoes to trim down. >> i agree. let's talk about the markets. how are they looking today? >> a little bit flat. kind of flat at the moment but we are doing better than europe. european stocks are down 2% right. no we have joble claims coming out. we want to see that the labor market is improving but the dow
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was down yesterday by 33 points which was the fourth day in a row of losses. it has been pretty ugly lately. hopefully, greece will have those new elections and everything will turn out okay because they're killing our stock market, right? >> it is not looking good. i'm just hoping facebook does something good for everybody. >> that would be exciting. we will be talking about that one tomorrow. >> thank you so much. see you then. >> have a god day. all morning here on fox 5, we are sharing memories of chuck brown. coming up next, the godfather of go-go talks about the key to his long and legendary career. >> i'm inspired by my wife and my children. that is my greatest inspiration. spiration. >> hear more of his one on one with fox 5's shawn yancy including why he decided to give go-go its name. fox 5 morning news is back in a moment. moment.  as a fashion blogger,
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south we are celebrating the life and legacy of chuck brown. we are hearing from so many of you. nancy johnson gas kips writes a party and school dance weren't complete without chuck's mousse you can, a vital part of d.c.'s history. you know why i know nancy's name, she was our facebook fan of the >> air right. >> good memory. >> how you doing, nancy? >> that is a great memory. >> hello to you, sir. >> this is like the go-go of newscasts. it just keeps going and going. >> by the end of this broadcast, we'll all be going like this. >> all right. let's take a look at your forecast. temperatures getting more comfortable. the humidity level on the way out of here or down. and we are looking at a fantastic thursday. there you go, 56 in washington. 50s off to the north and to the west and dew point temperatures in places like hagerstown are
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falling back into the 40s. for the average person, that means it will be very comfortable out there. 62 this morning in ocean city. if you are going to the beaches this weekend, it should be a good-looking weekend for you. if you are going to the mountains, great looking weekend there as well. there is your satellite-radar. we are quieting down. our cold front is moving through as we speak. it will be south and east of the lower eastern shore shortly. it will an a fantastic thursday and a gorgeous friday and i agood looking weekend. 75 the daytime high. >> julie, i know -- i hope -- is she head to the beach already? >> she loves this kind of weather. >> i knew t. >> she has already taken off. >> the cooler has nutty buddies in it, i am ready to go. what else do you need? >> apple juice, right? >> julie has inflated the pool to the upper so she can't go to the beach. >> do you wear floaties in your
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pool. >> no, i just hold onto tuckeren with all that hot air, i'll never sink. >> nice. touche. >> the crew in sky fox, they want to come over for a pool party as well. they are hovering over northbound i-95. 95 started off slow early this morning. we had lingering construction down in stafford. all of that is gone. we are still fighting to get in on time. delays coming northbound out of dale city. trying to make your way past route one and continue up towards lorton. we'll take it back inside. we'll finish up here southbound along 270 where the lanes are open. no problems to report from father hurley boulevard headed out through germantown and out towards rockville. the crash has been cleared to the shoulder. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. there is definitely no sound like it. he was the man would created it. we are remembering the godfather of go-go, chuck brown, this morning. >> he passed away yesterday at the age of 75.
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fox 5's shawn yancy got the chance to go one on one with the legend not too long ago. she has more what he says was the key to keeping his groundbreaking career going on. >> one more time. >> reporter: for five decades, chalk brown gave his fans husband all, keeping them on his feet with heart-thumping go- go beats, a type of music he created in the early '1r0. >> they had go-go clubs, go-go girls, go-go dancers. no go-go music. he decided to call it go-go music. >> reporter: in 2010, chuck earned his first ever grammy nam nation. >> it was the greatest thing, oh, my god. >> reporter: how did it make you feel? >> oh, my god. couldn't believe it. i haven't gotten over it yet. i ain't never going to get over it. >> reporter: chuck started singing gospel when he was just a little beaut but it wasn't
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enough to keep him out of trouble. he spent his youth in and out of jails. lorton penitenty in northern virginia is the place that gave life to his musical year. >> after i did about three of those shows, i knew that i was going to be something. when i got out of there, i wasn't going back no more. >> reporter: early in chuck's career, played guitar with jerry butler and the earls of rhythm. his biggest hit came in the late 1970s. & i feel like busting loose &&. >> we did busing loose in '78, that is what wh it took o. >> reporter: chuck creditsies decades of success to his generations of fans and the love of his family. >> i'm inspired by my wife and my children. that is my greatest inspiration. -- we did busting loose in '78.
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that is when it took off. >> this morning, the community is mourning the loss of an artist who will be missed by his family, friends and fans. >> early are, we speak to one of chuck brown's closest friends. darryl book is a local promoter who worked with him for many years. he told us what made him so special. >> all right. we don't have audio. >> a personal connection with his audience. would he always give his all. he had one of the biggest hearts. he was the epitome to me of family, of manhood and he made a definite imprint in the music industry. artist as cross-country recognize him as being a mile stone, something to shoot for. >> chuck brown would often schedule his concerts so that he could see his sons play football at virginia tech. chuck brown's impact on music is sure to live on forever.
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brown had been scheduled to play at the howard theater next month. >> friends and fans head there had to pay their respects when they got news of his passing. melanie alwin is out front of the howard theater in northwest with more. good morning. >> reporter: it is quiet for you here at the howard theater but, you know, we wanted to show you something. this is not far from where chuck brown used to sell newspapers and shine shoes as a kid. if you look down the street here, right down on seventh street, you see that was named chuck brown way not too long ago and some fans from last night's celebration have left some balloons and some remembrances. they came here to celebrate the life of a lemignot end. chuck brown was supposed to placentia a sold-out show on april 21st, part of the first wave of musicians to celebrate the grand reopening of the howard theater, the historic reopening. he was hospitalized on april 1th. oop as he battled several health problems, his show was still we rescheduled for june
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29th. upon learning of his death, hundreds of fans flocked to the howard theater. radio station wkys pump out a continuous stream of his songs through the night of some called it a vigil but others said it was more like a black party and within that would make mr. brown proud. mayor vincent gray releaseed a statement saying it is a very sad day for music lovers the world over but especially in the district of columbia. he says without chuck brown, the world and our city will be a different place. what i aloss. and again, as we've been talking about all morning, as much as he is remembered for his music, he is also remembered very much as being a family man and for his commitment to his community. i think that is one of the nicest things that anyone can ever say about a person. back to you. >> thank you. certainly. a look at this morning's other top stories now. fairfax county police investigating a homicide. a man found shot in his car
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about 11:30 last night at san lee and row and mendocino place just off route one in the mount vernon area. no word yet on a suspect. maryland lawmakers wrap up their special session with new taxes. tax increases affect individuals who make more than $100,000 a year and couples earning more than $150,000. also, part of the deal, county governments will now have to share half the cost of teacher pensions. president obama meets friday and saturday with the leaders of the group of eight, the world's wealthiest and most powerful nations. the summits usually held in world capitals or ritzy resorts. this year's summit was supposed to be in chicago but to avoid getting disrupted by protesters, mr. obama moved it to camp david, the presidential retreat in frederick county. coming up next in this morning's smart phone zone, we'll show you a in app that is changing the way people travel. >> if you are someone would
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likes to experience life like a local, this one will really up a whole new world. lauren demarco will have that.
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this morning, we are asking to you share some of your memories of chuck brown with us. let's take a look at what our facebook fans are saying. christy love young really says it all. she writes, my father introduced me to chuck. i'm passing it on to my own children and my students. he will forever be in my heart and the mind of future generations to come. >> all right. we continue to hear your stories coming up throughout the morning. we love them so keep them coming in. >> it is cheaper than staying in a hotel. but in some ways, in next thing we'll talk about offers more. >> it is called airbnb. it's web site and app where travel ceres connect with locals to rent out rooms or
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homes. along with saving cash, it is all about the experience. fox 5's lauren demarco has more from the smart phone zone. >> good morning. this all started back in 2007 with a couple of savvy guys who decided to blow up an air mattress and rent out their spare bedroom in stead of calling to a b & b and they called it an airbnb and the concept was was born. it has been used to book more than five million nights worldwide. i spoke with representatives from the company and a local couple would used the service. >> we have had people from virtually every continent except antarctica. >> reporter: mike and eileen beard use airbnb to rent out homes in their silver spring home inform the past three years, they've had several hundred bookings. >> they get the local experience. when they're traveling to washington, d.c., they are going to get a chance to see all the big sights if they are here for tourism. we give they want local aspect. >> reporter: the airbnb web site and app pretty much define
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user friendly. plug in a price or search by neighborhood or ameant, check out the host profoil and send them a message if you are interested. >> reporter: emily is the director of consumer strategy and insight. she says it has come a long way since it started in 2007 and recently has expanded to more than just accommodations. >> it is taking off with rooms, cars, sharing local experiences. access is more important and more powerful than the ownership of those goods. so, for example, there is no need to own multiple homes around the united states if you can go and travel and stay in them whenever you want to. if you have a bicycle and you were anot using it 50% of the time, why not rent it out the other 50% of the time and mon he want tize.
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the extra asset you have there. >> with airbnb, we made about $27,000 a year this past year gross. that helps tremendously for instance in deferring the cost of our mortgage. >> reporter: safety a concern, of course. airbnb includes user reviews on hosts and guests. there are some extra features for those just getting started. >> we also have an engine called recommendations so i can send recommend requests to my friends and have them actually look at my profile and write a quick review of me as a person. that gives people a little jump start into their reputation. >> reporter: you can link your profile to your facebook page. the peereds say so far, they have not had a bad experience. >> often, we feel like we almost know them before they get here because there has been a lot of communication and you can tell a lot about a person when you're communicating with them. >> reporter: the key to their success as been that open
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communication and some important little touches. >> when you go to a hotel, first thing you do is hand them your credit card. the first thing when they come here, they get offered some cookies. >> reporter: they learned a lot about the world without ever leaving home. >> you would get interesting things about things going on in south africa. >> reporter: they've also made some life long friendships. >> they are like sisters and they come and they just love coming here and it is like their getaway. they are from new jersey. they come every couple of months and stay for three or four days. they are kind of -- they are kind of like family now. >> airbnb is the best way to bring the world into your home or experience the world for what it actually is. i think it is the a social movement that will change the way people travel and the way that they bring those stories back home. >> reporter: it is a fabulous
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cultural experience for us. >> we are people people. >> they really were search asweet couple and such appear incident rhetting concept. airbnb is currently in 19,000 cities and 192 countries around the world. at this point, 15% of their traffic come from the iphone and android apps which, by the way, are free. and we will post more information on myfoxdc.com. just head to the mornings tab and look for the smart phone zone. >> cool. >> i like that. >> i always admire people would come up with ideas. thing he were saying they grossed $27,000. pretty good. >> incredible. >> they're like it helps defray the cost of your mortgage. like pay for the mortgage. >> i'm not sure i could get five bucks for a couple of my rooms. i would have to pay people to come to my house. lets aget right for your weather. we are looking great.
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temperatures right now falling and it will be very comfortable today. our temperatures will be cooler than they've been last few days. our humidity on the way out of here. that is with bright sunshine expected. a nice looking afternoon. 56 in washington. here come the 50s. 57 in gaithersburg. 55 in frederick and you can see in the mound days we are in the 50s. 50s. the cooler and drier air continues to go into the east. bright sunshine today and bright blue skies today. when you look off it the north and west, is great lakes, ohio, indiana, that is what you call quiet conditions. lots of high pressure here will be building overhead and it will be a slow mover. today, friday, right into your weekend. we are, looking at just about
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officer appendectomy weather with high temperatures in the comfortable range. 75 today. mostly sunny skies. the breezes will be out of north at about 10 to 15. bright sunshine expected this afternoon. clear skies, cool overfight. 51 the overnight low. should be very nice out there later this evening with low humidity and there you go, nice looking forecast as we get into friday and the weekend. 77 tomorrow, saturday, sunday, even monday, just about perfect. upper 70s to about 80. could be a few showers or thunderstorms by late monday, early tuesday for those of us that want the rain. >> let's welcome tony perkins fighting a cold. >> still struggling with it. >> welcome back. >> thank you very much. good morning. i'm here. you know what that means. it is time for ask the weather guys. this is the segment where tucker barnes and i put our heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather- related or otherwise.
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today, we'll do something different. that is just kind of remember and talk about chuck brown, some of our favorite memories of the legend and the question people have been asking around the newsroom and wrefer y, what are your favorite chuck brown songs so we can talk about some of those. can i start this thing? >> sure. >> we all i think had the opportunity to meet chuck many times. i don't know how many times i saw chuck perform and had the chance to spend time with him just as everyone knows, a marvelous man. the consummate musician. really great. he is the godfather of go-go and that is something that, you know, that is what he will go down in history as being nope as, the godfather of go-go. but this was a guy would came up through the ranks. first lady in the 50s, the 60s, the 70s. played everything, r & b, jazz. back in the day, he had bands. that is what they did. they maid mousse faulk people
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to dance to. you had to play everything. whatever the big pop hits were not charts in the '60s. all that kind of stuff. chuck, one of my favorite songs is moody's mood. i want to play a little bit of that for you. if we can hear just a little bit of that. bit of that. he incorporated a little bit of everything. he put out a lot of go-go stuff but he also put out a couple of jazz things. he had everything. there is a great album that he put out called timele which is him doing jazz stuff. for many of us, the first time we ever heard a young singer named eva cassidy was because check brown introduced us to herself they put out an album. i think it is the only album
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they did together called the other side. unfortunately, eva died young so they're both gone now. this is a little bit of it. listen to this. en to this. & makes no difference if you're young or old &&. >> this album is fantastic. she is great. he is great. if you think about the two of them together, you with not think it would work but it works. he introduced this remarkable young talent, eva cassidy, would was very well known in this area. she became known around the country. still hasn't received her due. and he is going to be remembered for that as well. just marvelous. >> so how long did the concert actually last? >> it depended. chuck would be the feature artist at a lot of special events so those sets would be shorter than his own concerts. they could be two hours, three hours. but here is the thing. because of go-go and the call and response and the rhythms and everything, he could do a two-hour concert and that might be six or seven songs because
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the songs could be so long, it was really wonderful. >> i love it. >> bobblehead. i never took it out of the box and i'm he not going to. >> where did you get that? >> i believe he gave it to me or his manager gave it to me. that is the sign of a real cool person. >> busting loose is my favorite song and nelly sampled it. >> this is his biggest hit. >> just amazing how he was everywhere even in the d.c. lottery commercial recently. >> he is a d.c. institution. >> and the nat toorks their home run song is now busting loose. -- and the nats too. their home run song is now busting loose. >> what a family man we heard stories about he would do his concerts according to where his sons were playing football. he wanted to attend the games. great family man.
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>> we've talked about him so much. he is someone that -- i don't think we'll have the impact of this passing for a while. we are talking about him, celebrating him. he has been a perennial presence. at some point, we're going to realize wow, he is not here anymore and it will be strange but his music lives. >> i was at the dmv yesterday, hey, will, nice to see you. the weather guy segment is my favorite. so what you say it is the most popular segment, he is kind of right. so hi to you at the dmv. >> julie is pretty popular herself. let's get to her and see how the traffic is moving. >> what about block party? >> oh, yes, yes. >> this is the perfect kind of song for block party. i like that. >> move, julie. could o do it. >> it is like let's have a block party. i like that. i'm like all into this. i love that line where he says it is a summertime and the sun don't set till nine.
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he really got the feel of what we love about d.c. and just good times, chuck brown just represents good times. >> absolutely right. >> unfortunately, no good time for you on the beltway in morning. i've got bumper-to-bumper traffic in you are traveling eastbound trying to get eastbound headed towards 123, right into the bright sunshine. crash is on the inner loop of the beltway as you approach the baltimore-washington parkway. the transition lane remains closed off at this time. the outer loop down to right now about 26 miles per hour as you travel past college park headed into silver spring. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> it is down to the final three on american idol. you could have a chance to win a vip ticket package to see aerosmith in concert at jiffy lube live on july 3rd. you need to watch the idol finale on may 23rd. that is not too difficult. you have to see aerosmith's live performance and log on to answer a question about the performance to register for
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your chance to win the concert prize pack. still ahead on fox 5 morning news, summer is still officially a few weeks away. >> this morning, we are celebrating one of the sweetest treats. holly is live at great country farms strawberry jubilee. we'll be right back after this. >> some chocolate. >> yes, lovely.
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good morning everybody i am holly morris on this thursday. guess what's for breakfast? strawberries. we are not talking just any strawberries. strawberries right off the vine, as we are live at great country farms in virginia. if you are going wait a minute i didn't think strawberry harvest was until june and you are right except for if you have a really warm spring.
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they are having the earliest strawberry harvest ever which is moving up their strawberry jubilee. we will have a live preview of all the fun, festivities and fruit this morning. back to you. >> thank you holly with the matching berry top. >> don't eat too many. thanks. time to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day. her profile name is creatively made. she is a local make up artist. her business is called creative colors and she had her wisdom tooth pulled last week we hope she is feeling better. for a chance to be tomorrow's fan of the day, head to facebook and search fox 5 morning newpost a comment under creatively made's photo. >> hopefully she got laughing gas. >> that is it for the 6:00 a.m. hour. >> now to tony and allison as your news continues good morning. >> good morning. coming up on fox 5 morning new, paying tribute